African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful Cyril Ramaphosa has committed himself to fighting corruption, transforming the economy and ensuring that people enjoy their freedom.
Addressing, the SACP’s Red October rally in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, Ramaphosa reiterated that recouping money stolen from government will be one of his priorities.
Ramaphosa received a warm welcome from the thousands who filled the stadium to capacity.
Supporters chanted pro-Ramaphosa songs, endorsing him for the party’s top position, to be elected in December at the national elective conference.
Ramaphosa believes the economy is still in the hands of a few and is not creating enough jobs.
He listed corruption, the capture of state-owned entities, and the looting of state resources as factors contributing to the slow growth of the economy.
He added that should he be elected to the party’s top position, his priority will be to recoup money stolen from government.
Ramaphosa has called on delegates attending the December conference to make the right decisions to rebuild the party. He has also urged those vying for positions to accept the outcome of elections.
Meanwhile, SACP Deputy President Thulasi Nxesi spoke about the importance of reconfiguring the tripartite alliance.
Nxesi said delegates to the conference should vote for a leadership that will take the party forward. He says delegates should not sell the movement for money.
Ramaphosa also met with the local taxi association, traditional leaders and business people.
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